Dave talks with writer, filmmaker and academic Tracy Sorensen discussing her debut novel, The Lucky Galah.
This is a unique, witty and moving novel that the publisher of this book describes as, “the most marvelous debut I’ve encountered in a decade”. From the moment we received the manuscript, we knew it to be one of the most original novels we’d read in a very long time.
The Lucky Galah is a novel about fate. About Australia. About what it means to be human. It just happens to be narrated by a galah called Lucky.
Set in 1969 and a remote coastal town in Western Australia is poised to play a pivotal part in the moon landing. Perched on the red dunes of its outskirts looms the great Dish: a relay for messages between Apollo 11 and Houston, Texas. Crouched around a single grainy set, radar technician Evan Johnson and his colleagues stare at the screen, transfixed, as Armstrong takes that first small step.